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'Modern Love' Season 2: release date, cast, plot, trailer, and all you need to know

Modern Love Season 2 with Kit Harington and Lucy Boynton.
Modern Love Season 2 with Kit Harington and Lucy Boynton. (Image credit: Amazon Prime)

Modern Love Season 2 is set to hit our screens soon and a raft of top-notch guest stars, including Kit Harrington, Sophie Okonedo, Anna Paquin and Tobias Menzies, are set to star. 

Inspired by the famous New York Times column of the same name, the first season of Amazon's romantic comedy anthology show explored "love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self-love". 

Anne Hathaway and Dev Patel led a star-studded line-up in 2019's first series and viewers will be looking forward to more tales of love and loss this time out. Here's everything we know so far about Modern Love Season 2...

Modern Love Season 2 release date

Modern Love Season 2 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 13 August 2021. It consists of eight 30 minute episodes, which will all be released on the same day as a box set.

“We’re so excited to bring a second season of this series to life, and give an opportunity to really shine a light on what matters most,” showrunner John Carney said in a statement. “With so much uncertainty in our current world, these stories bring truth and love to people everywhere, and I’m so appreciative to be a part of making that happen.”

Is there a Modern Love Season 2 trailer?

Yes there is! Watch the official Modern Love Season 2 trailer below, with Kit Harington taking a train ride to New York, an awkward meeting between two characters called Katie and Alexa, and Tobias Menzies saying "I've just spent the night with the woman of my dreams!". Lucky old Tobias!

Modern Love Season 2 cast 

Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington, Lucy Boynton (Sing Street, Bohemian Rhapsody), The Crown actor Tobias Menzies, Tom Burke (Strike, The Musketeers), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) Anna Paquin (True Blood) and Minnie Driver (Speechless) all have main roles in Modern Love Season 2.

Other cast members include Zoe Chao, Maria DizziaGrace Edwards, Kathryn Gallagher, Garrett Hedlund, Telci Huynh, and Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Larry Owens, Zane Pais, Isaac Powell, Ben Rappaport, Milan Ray, Jack Reynor, Miranda Richardson, Marquis Rodriguez, James Scully, Zuzanna Szadkowski, Lulu Wilson, Don Wycherley, Dominique Fishback, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell and Jeena Yi.

Modern Love Season 2 has a story with Tobias Menzies and Sophie Okonedo.

Modern Love Season 2 has a story with The Crown star Tobias Menzies and Sophie Okonedo. (Image credit: Amazon Prime)

Modern Love Season 2: What are the stories?

The series is made up of stand-alone stories we know we won't be revisiting any tales from the first series. Season 1 of Modern Love was set in New York, yet the second could well be taking us to other locations with series’ writer, director, and executive producer John Carney suggesting different cities and countries could be featured. 

"Being given a green light to proceed with Modern Love is a great opportunity for us to continue to tell stories of love while opening up the series into new cities and worlds. The possibilities are truly endless," he said. 

“Subsequent seasons can really branch out and dig deep into what it means to love in this complicated world. It’s incredible news for everyone involved in the series, and we are dizzy with possibilities moving forward.”

What story will Minnie Driver have in Modern Love Season 2.

What story will Minnie Driver have in Modern Love Season 2? (Image credit: Amazon Prime)

Filming took place in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, New York City, and Dublin, Ireland over the last year. Amazon Prime Video have revealed short descriptions of the eight new episodes...

On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down

A woman’s only remaining connection to her late husband is her vintage car but now, 30-years later, she’s confronted with the difficult choice of selling it – and saying goodbye to her old love forever. Starring Minnie Driver and Tom Burke.

The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy

A woman with delayed sleep phase syndrome meets the love of her life. The catch is: he’s awake while the sun is shining and she is not. Zoë Chao and Gbenga Akinnagbe star.

Strangers on a Train

Two strangers meet on a train from Galway to Dublin in March 2020 and decide to go old school: no numbers exchanged, only a promise that they will meet up on the train two weeks later. And then a worldwide pandemic shuts down all of Ireland. Lucy Boynton and Kit Harington star.

A Life Plan for Two, Followed by One

The new girl in school falls in love with her best friend and is convinced that they're meant for each other... even though she can’t seem to ever get out of the 'friend zone.' Dominique Fishback and Isaac Powell star.

Anna Paquin in Modern Love Season 2.

Anna Paquin in Modern Love Season 2. (Image credit: Amazon Prime)

Am I …? Maybe this Quiz Will Tell Me

A middle-school girl questions her sexuality when she finds herself having feelings for another girl. She turns to social media quizzes for answers. Grace Edwards and Lulu Wilson star.

In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses

After a chance meeting in a therapist’s office, a former marine and a housewife develop an unlikely connection when they discover their respective spouses are having an affair with each other. Anna Paquin and Garrett Hedlund star.

How Do You Remember Me?

For two young men, running into each other reminds them of their first and only date together. But do they remember that night the same way? Marquis Rodriguez & Zane Pais star.

Second Embrace, With Hearts and Eyes Open

Two parents, after being divorced for several years, begin a casual fling and reignite their old flame, only for one of them to receive a life-changing medical diagnosis. Sophie Okonedo & Tobias Menzies star.